Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Birthday Willard!


Well, I don't know what's going on, but this is the third day in a row I've posted a card! That usually only happens during Sneaky Peek Days preceding a new release.

Actually, I'm having so much fun playing with the new Kraftin' Kimmie Release stamps for December that I can't seem to leave them alone. Also, tomorrow is my friend Mavis' birthday and I needed to make a card for that and Valentine Willard with his bouquet of roses seemed a perfect choice. Poor Willard looks very concerned about that bee on his nose and I don't blame him!!

I used my Large Scalloped Nesties to frame Willard and I used some chalk ink around the image while it was still in the die. I used some lovely papers that I've had for a while, but I'm no longer sure what they are. I used some of my old retired Marigold Morning cardstock, which matched the papers perfectly, using one of my border punches down the one side of the vertical strip. I used the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments, punched it out with one of my Double Ended Tags and attached it using some button brads. I'm kinda pleased with this one, I hope Mavis likes it.

Well, I don't think I'll be back tomorrow, but you never know!

Blessings to you all,
Diana

Monday, December 13, 2010

Miles Shoveling Snow!


Hi to all you stampers out there, I hope your Monday looks a little better than ours. We have had a big (for us) snowstorm and it's not over yet. My poor hubby is outside snow blowing and shoveling. Actually the image I've used for today really reflects how he feels about snow and winter.

I'm using the Kraftin' Kimmie's stamp 'Shoveling Snow' for my card. This is one of the stamps from the December Release, which came out yesterday. I just love it, Miles looks thoroughly cheesed off. I coloured the image in with my trusty Copics and added a little Crystal Stickles to the edge of the snow. I then cut it out with my square Nesties. I matted onto a piece of Chocolate Chip, which I cut out using my Scalloped Square Nesties. I used some lovely winter DP, but I've no idea what it is, some more which my DD gave me last year. I matted it onto a square of Chocolate Chip. I put some Tangerine Tango behind the strip of DP across the centre after punching along both edges with a scallop border punch. I added some sparkly twill type ribbon I found at Giant Dollar, punched out some snowflakes with my MS snowflake punch and put some brown half pearls in the centres. I stamped the sentiment, which comes in Kraftin' Kimmie's 'Holiday Sentiments' onto some Bashful Blue to match the body of the card. That's it.

Hope you can have a Krafty day.

Blessings,
Diana

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Release and Blog Hop!!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new December images! As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created some totally awesome DUDES this month! There are six images in the complete set and they are Clint the Cowboy, Curtis, Prince Charming, Private Message, Raymond the Golfer and Valentine Willard! Each one comes with one or two bonus sentiment stamps!!


And if you’ve been hammered with the white stuff over the last week or so, like we have, Steven Leary’s images will be right up your alley!! He’s back with MILES THE MOUSE and his pals and they are having some frosty winter fun! You’ll get to check them all out in today’s December release day KRAFTY HOP!! You’ll meet Sharin’ Some Cocoa, Sledding Pals, Shovelling Miles, Snowmobilin’ Fun and Snowshoe Fun!


If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!


Also we’ve got ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ again!! For those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! It’s called the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kit’!!! Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!! What could be better???


**ALSO** for the next week, we are having a little special to thank all of our loyal customers who shop with us throughout the year!!! It's called Kimmie's Kustomer Appreciation!!! And all orders of $50 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE STAMP of our choosing!!! That's right!! It will be a surprise gift, so no requests, please. This special runs from Sunday, December 12th to Saturday December 18th!!!

O.K., I think that's all the important stuff, so now to my card. I used Snowshoe Fun, or as I would probably call him, 'Cute Little Penguin'. I coloured him in with my Copics as always, then cut him out using my Circle Nesties. I then framed the image layer with my Pinking Circles, using Daffodil Delight. I pop dotted him onto some Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' papers with some Pink Pirouette cardstock under the striped piece. I punched a snowflake border on it. I finished with some Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon and used the sentiment 'Chill Out' and punched it out with my small oval punch, then put it on a larger oval, also in D. Delight.

So, if you have landed here from the blog of the Wonderful Whimsical Butterfly Jessica, you are where you are supposed to be. From here you will go to the blog of Marvelous Mercy. So happy hopping and don't forget to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win some new rubbah!! What could be better?!!

Have a beautiful Sunday,

Blessings,

Diana

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Krafty Peek Day 3! Raymond the Golfer. Also Challenge 58!!

Hi to all you crafty peeps out there, I hope your Saturday is shaping up to be a good one. We are getting a little snow here, but not too much as yet. The poor folks in London, Ontario have been getting pummeled for days and are getting more today.

Well, this is Day 3 of the December Krafty Peeks. It's my first card for this as things are getting pretty busy around here. Actually I was going to have December off, which some of our regular Krafty Girls are doing, but I couldn't resist using these fabulous new images. Don't worry, Kim has some fabulous Guest Krafty Girls for this upcoming release, so there will still be lots of creations to see.

This week's challenge is to use manly colours on your card, which is perfect for this image. Our hostess for this week is the amazing Beate. The randomly picked winner will receive the stamp Curtis as that's the one Beate is using on her card.

I chose to use Golfing Raymond for my card. I had to use this one as Kraftin' Kimmie named this one after her Dad, my hubby. I used Kraft cardstock for the card base and I used some Manchester papers from Stampin' Up. I love these papers as they are perfect for a manly card. I doodled around Raymond after colouring him with my Copics, then added a few buttons on the image layer. I used 'It's Your Day' for the sentiment, which comes in Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments. It's my Raymond's birthday on Release Day, the 12th., so I have a perfect card for him.

So now I hope you will go and make a manly coloured card and link it up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. If you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you will be eligible for the draw for the stamp Beate is using.

I'll be back tomorrow for Release Day and our Krafty Blog Hop, so be sure to come back and see all the awesome new stamps, which will be available at Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop.

Have a wonderful day,

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Challenge 57. A Snowy Card!

Well, hi again everyone. I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Yesterday my husband and I went to London Christmas shopping. It was fine when we left Wallaceburg, but as soon as we got near London it was snowing like crazy. Thankfully the temp was warm enough that it didn't stay and it was fine coming home.

Well, speaking of snow, the fabulous Jessica, who is one of Kimmie's Guest Designers for this month, has challenged us all to use snow somewhere on our cards. You can use whatever you like for the snow, I used my Stardust Stickles.

I decided to use Skiing Miles as I think he's so cute and he will work well with snow on the card. I used my trusty Copics of course and I used the stickles for the hill he just jumped over. I used my square Nesties and Scalloped Square Nesties to mat him on, then I set him on some Stampin' Up DP, I think it's called Candy Cane Christmas. I used Real Red, Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze cardstock, stamped Merry Christmas with versamark and heat embossed it with Detail White.

So girls, pull out your snowy stuff and make a card for us to check out. Just link your card up to Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge Blog and if you use a Kraftin'Kimmie Stamp, you will be in the running to win the stamp that Jessica has used on her card.

Happy Stamping,
Blessings,
Diana